Let’s Make Hand Washing Contagious
In mid-reach for the lettuce, the “sandwich artist” sneezes powerfully into his free hand. As you watch, incredulous, he resumes making your sandwich without missing a beat.
Boy, talk about an appetite suppressant. You would never do anything like that, would you? A survey and observational study conducted for the American Society of Microbiology suggests one in three people does not wash his/her hands before leaving a restroom.
Like religion or politics, hygiene can be a touchy subject. If you doubt that statement, watch a friend start to prepare a meal for you, then ask, “Don’t you think you should wash your hands first?”
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